Joseph T. Bartulis is a Labor & Employment Attorney and Chair of the Labor and Employment Law Practice Group. He is also a senior member of the Business & Corporate practice group, and has a concentration in the fields of Education and Higher Education. Mr. Bartulis advises private and public sector employers on all aspects of workplace law. He counsels clients on wage and hour issues, statutory compliance, documenting employee performance, discipline and discharge of employees, as well as the prevention, investigation, and defense of discrimination claims.
Attorney Bartulis drafts and negotiates employment contracts as well as non-competition/non-solicitation/non-disclosure agreements and severance agreements. He proactively counsels employers on employee relations matters and defends employers in employment-based litigation and hearings before state and federal administrative agencies. Mr. Bartulis assists management during union organizational campaigns and unit determinations and he represents management in collective bargaining, mediations, arbitrations and unfair labor practice charge cases.
Within the education and higher education sector, Attorney Bartulis represents and counsels clients on matters including school policies, student discipline, teacher discipline, education laws, labor relations, and collective bargaining.
Mr. Bartulis received his bachelor’s degree from Baylor University. He graduated from Boston College Law School and is admitted to practice in Massachusetts.
Education & Certifications
- Boston College Law School, J.D.
- Baylor University, B.A. Business Administration, summa cum laude
Mr. Bartulis is a frequent speaker nationally, regionally, and locally for many large trade organizations on all aspects of labor and employment law and education law. Additionally, he has published numerous articles on topics related to labor law. He is a member of the Boston Bar Association’s Labor & Employment Practice Group, the Worcester County Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association, and the Massachusetts Council of School Attorneys.
Significant Representation and Achievements
- Mr. Bartulis has successfully negotiated on behalf of management more than 120 collective bargaining agreements with many of the major national unions.